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The City of Wilmington's short term rental laws seem to contradict state law, but according to a local a representative (and a blog post from UNC), for now, they seem to be permitted (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Why Wilmington believes state law forbidding short term rental registration does not apply

WILMINGTON --- The discussion on short term rentals (STRs) has been one fraught with drama, not only in Wilmington but across the state as...

Podcast May 11 – Just 18 pebbles, relaxing massage law enforcement, ‘gateway’ properties

We kick off this week with housecleaning --- or, at least, some housecleaning for the City of Wilmington. Plans are afoot to clean up...

Feeling cheeky this summer? Best to rethink your bathing suit options before heading to Kure Beach

KURE BEACH --- "Sun's out, buns out" might be a summertime slogan --- but in the beach town of Kure Beach that mindset could...
The Parks Conservancy of New Hanover County presents its 9th Food Truck Rodeo at Ogden Park Sunday. (Port City Daily photo /COURTESY NEW HANOVER COUNTY PARKS AND GARDENS)

Carolina Beach officially amends food truck regulations; law firm says it will drop suit

CAROLINA BEACH --- Food trucks are officially welcome in Carolina Beach after Town Council voted to amend a town ordinance that only allowed food...

Riding in a truck bed seems dangerous, but it’s legal – mostly

SOUTHEASTERN, N.C.---It's a rural, agricultural tradition: if you've got a pickup truck, chances are, you've let someone ride in the truck bed. RELATED: Here’s how...
Transporting, purchasing, possessing and using most fireworks could result in up to a $500 fine and six months in jail in North Carolina. (Port City Daily/photo Johanna Ferebee)

Bringing fireworks to North Carolina for the Fourth? Save yourself a fine

WILMINGTON---If you're planning to drive across the border to score some fireworks, you may want to think again. In North Carolina, possessing, purchasing and...
The NCDOT has released this information graphic to help explain the laws of the road when it comes to stopped school buses (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY NCDOT)

NCDOT reminds drivers of the rules of the road when school buses are stopped

WILMINGTON --- School is back in session in New Hanover County and that means school buses are back on the roads. After nearly three...